Friday, July 1, 2011

Short Takes

The death toll of American soldiers in Iraq has reached its highest since 2008.

More than 750,000 public employees in Britain went on strike yesterday against austerity measures.

Flooding in Minot makes for a housing shortage.

David Petraeus was confirmed 94-0 as the new head of the CIA.

South Dakota’s new abortion law is blocked in court.

South Florida’s economy is getting a little better.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has cancer.

Tropical Update: What’s left of Arlene is over Mexico

The NBA joins the NFL in locking out its players.

The Tigers beat the Mets thanks to Justin Verlander.